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Entrepreneurship Summaries

“Entrepreneur (noun): one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise.” Deciding to become an entrepreneur requires a huge leap of faith. Whether you are a first-time or serial entrepreneur, you will pick up tips in these related summaries.

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Beyond the Business Plan
Book

Simon Bridge and Cecilia Hegarty

Palgrave Macmillan, 2013

(7)

Key Skills for Professionals
Book
 

Alan Pannett et al.

Kogan Page, 2013

(7)

Be a Direct Selling Superstar
Book
 

Mary Christensen

AMACOM, 2013

(8)

The Link Between Unemployment and Terrorism
Video

Mohamed Ali

TED Conferences LLC, 9/2013

(8)

The Economy of You
Book
 

Kimberly Palmer

AMACOM, 2014

(8)

Women Entrepreneurs, Example Not Exception
Video

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

TED Conferences LLC, 12/2011

(8)

Creative Intelligence
Book
 

Bruce Nussbaum

HarperBusiness, 2013

(8)

The E-Myth Revisited
Book
 

Michael E. Gerber

HarperBusiness, 1995

(8)

The Rebel Entrepreneur
Book
 

Jonathan Moules

Kogan Page, 2012

(7)

Startup Life
Book
 

Brad Feld and Amy Batchelor

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013

(7)

Upgrade
Book
 

Rana Florida

McGraw-Hill, 2013

(7)

The Art of the Start
Book
 

Guy Kawasaki

Portfolio, 2004

(8)

Getting to Plan B
Book
 

John Mullins and Randy Komisar

Harvard Business Review Press, 2009

(8)

No Man’s Land
Book

Doug Tatum

Portfolio, 2007

(7)

The Founder's Dilemmas
Book
 

Noam Wasserman

Princeton UP, 2012

(8)

Better, Stronger, Faster
Book
 

Brad Rosser

Infinite Ideas, 2009

(8)

Click Millionaires
Book
 

Scott Fox

AMACOM, 2012

(7)

Platform
Book
 

Michael Hyatt

Nelson Publishers, 2012

(7)

Naked Conversations
Book
 

Robert Scoble and Shel Israel

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006

(9)

Hit the Deck
Book
 

David Ronick

UpStart Bootcamp, 2010

(8)

Creating a Successful Marketing Strategy for Your Small New Business
Book
 

Stanley F. Stasch

Praeger, 2010

(6)

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Entrepreneurship

So, you’re ready to take the plunge. You’re tired of working for someone else and watching them reap all of the benefits. You’re afraid that if you wait any longer, it may be too late. Starting your own business is an enormous undertaking. In addition to major concerns such as financing, staffing, and marketing, you’re likely to experience a range of emotions from panic to euphoria and everything in between. But it’s reassuring to know that getAbstract can help you deal with every situation and overcome every obstacle on your way to building a productive business. Our entrepreneurship summaries cover all aspects of going into business for yourself. You’ll learn from experts in the field about the importance of establishing a sound business plan and philosophy, and the critical decisions you’ll face in your start-up venture. You’ll find solid advice about your options for arranging financing and avoiding common pitfalls that can create economic turmoil. You’ll also understand why new small business owners face similar issues, regardless of your industry or specialty.

Special Qualities

There’s a big difference between wanting to become a business owner and possessing the necessary attributes. Many of the summaries in this category challenge you to examine your motivations for going into business and whether you have the determination and fortitude to be a success. You’ll learn to evaluate your tolerance for risk and whether you have the ability to deal with setbacks – or even failure. Let getAbstract be a source of strength and encouragement as you navigate through uncharted waters.